Tufton appeals to WHO for more leadership on ganja

Tufton tendered his position while addressing the 70th World Health Assembly in Geneva
Jamaica Observer (Jamaica)
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Christopher TuftonMinister of Health, Christopher Tufton has called on the World Health Organisation (WHO) to remove cannabis from its current classification as a Schedule 1 Drug (illegal drug) deemed to have no medicinal benefits to a schedule that reflects its important potential for medicinal use.“Removing cannabis from its current classification is an important step in facilitating efforts by countries like Jamaica to promote its medicinal uses while maintaining a sound public health approach,” the minister said. Tufton's recommendations comes amidst WHO's Expert Committee on Drug Dependence ongoing review of the medicinal value of cannabis.